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Baltimore (Demo)

(joe whyte)
Music and Lyrics by Joe Whyte ©Matawan Music (SESAC)
Left your grave in Arlington
just before the setting sun
blessed myself and cursed the Lord that you never made it back to
Baltimore
No you never made it back to Baltimore

'89 was a hell of a year
heard I was gonna be a dad while working on the pier
Married your mama the day you were born in a hospital outside Baltimore, yeah just outside of Baltimore


But if I knew that day what I know now
I'd never let you go
Cuz all these sleepless nights won't bring you back from someone else's war and now there's one less son in Baltimore


You grew up fast and you grew up strong
I knew this town would never hold you long
said you just needed something more
on the day you shipped out from Baltimore, yeah the day you left from Baltimore

If I knew that day what I know now
I'd never let you go
Cuz all these tears I've cried won't bring you back from someone else's war and now there's one less son in Baltimore


And I can't go into your room upstairs
Can't even open up the door
all your things still lying everywhere, clothes still scattered on the floor with these broken hearts in Baltimore

My next trip to Arlington
I'll try and get your Mom to come
But she just aint the same no more
Since you never made it back to Baltimore, no you never made it back to Baltimore

If she knew that day what I know now
We'd never let you go
Cuz all these tears she cries won't bring you back from someone else's war Now there's one less son in Baltimore